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Coaching Days

Boroughrbidge is half way between London and Edinburgh and was an important staging post on the Great North road. the bicentenary of the first Mail coach to arrive in Boroughbridge was in October 1989.

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Boroughbridge was attacked by the Scots in 1318 and 1319 but the main battle of Boroughbridge was during the war of the roses in 1322 when the Duke of Lancaster force was defeated by Edward II army.

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Barnaby Fair

In 1310 Edward II granted Boroughbridge a regular Saturday market and three fairs a year. The horsefair started the closest Tuesday to St Barnabas Day on Horsefair, where Anne’s Sweets is situated. The last Barnaby Fair was held in the late 1980’s.

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Charity Fund Raising

Among the charities that we like to support are:

–  Yorkshire Air Ambulance
–  Shaun Lee Johnstone Fund for Brain Tumour Research
–  Jenny Ruth Workshops

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